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Friends:

What 5 Objects of Clinging are inevitable Suffering?



The Blessed
Buddha once said this:
Bhikkhus & Friends there are these
Four Noble Truths. What four?
1: The Noble Truth of Suffering;
2: The Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering;
3: The Noble Truth on the End of Suffering;
4: The Noble Truth on the Way to end Suffering...
These are the Four Noble Truths!
 

What, Bhikkhus & Friends, is the 1st Noble Truth of Suffering?
These Five Clusters of Clinging are Suffering!
The cluster of clinging to Material Forms (Rūpa) is Suffering...
The cluster of clinging to Mental Feelings (Vedanā) is Suffering...

The cluster of clinging to Mental Perceptions (Saññā) is Suffering...
The cluster of clinging to Mental Constructions (Sankhāra) is Suffering...

The cluster of clinging to kinds of Consciousness (Viññāna) itself is Suffering...
This is verily the 1st Noble Truth of Suffering!

What, Bhikkhus & Friends, is the 2nd Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering?
It is this Craving, which leads to renewed becoming joined by delight and lust,
seeking delight now here & later there! That is craving for sensual pleasures,
craving for becoming (ex. rich) this & the craving for not-becoming that (ex. sick).
This is indeed the 2nd Noble Truth on the Cause of Suffering!

What, Bhikkhus & Friends, is the 3rd Noble Truth on the Ceasing of Suffering?
It is the traceless fading away & complete Ceasing  of that very same Craving,
the giving up & relinquishing of it, the freedom from it, & non-dependence on it.
This is actually the 3rd Noble Truth on the Ceasing of all Suffering!

What is the 4th Noble Truth on the Way leading to the ceasing of Suffering?
It is solely this Noble 8-fold Way namely:

Right View  (sammā-ditthi)
Right Motivation  (sammā-sankappa)
Right Speech  (sammā-vācā)
Right Action  (sammā-kammanta)
Right Livelihood  (sammā-ājīva)
Right Effort  (sammā-vāyāma)
Right Awareness  (sammā-sati)
Right Concentration  (sammā-samādhi)

This is the 4th Noble Truth on the Way leading to the ceasing of Suffering!

These, Bhikkhu and Friends, are the
Four Noble Truths. Therefore, Bhikkhus
and Friends, an effort should be made much of, so to completely understand:
This is Suffering; This is the Cause of Suffering; This is the End of Suffering;
This is the Way leading to the End of Suffering... An effort should be made to
understand, comprehend, penetrate, recognize & realize these 4 Noble Truths!

 


More on these 5 Clusters of Clinging (Khandha):

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Any_Kind.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Not_Yours.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/The_Leash.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Fingernail_of_Soil.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/Acquisition_of_Fuel.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_Burning_Five.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/library/DPPN/wtb/g_m/khandha.htm
https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/II/The_5_Clusters_of_Clinging.htm

https://What-Buddha-Said.net/drops/What_are_the_5_Clusters_of_Clinging.htm

 


Suffering is an inevitable part of being!

Clinging is Suffering!


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